The Baltimore Eagle, the former gay leather bar in Old Goucher, will reopen April 19 as a “safe space” where members of the LGBTQ community will be able to “feel free,” according to its new owners.
The news ends months of uncertainty and cryptic messages as to the fate of the popular night club and bar.Read more
Chain craft-beer bar Growler USA has opened in Hampden’s Rotunda.
The pub, the first Maryland location for the Oregon chain, is located in the mixed-use development at 727 W. 40th St., where it joins other Rotunda restaurants such as Mi & Yu Noodle Bar, Mod Pizza and Moby Dick House of Kabob.
In addition to beer, the 93-seat restaurant serves wine, root beer and cold-pressed coffee.Read more
Thursday nights are typically packed at Grand Central, perhaps the largest remaining gay nightclub in Baltimore.
Patrons crowd the club’s dance floor and bar watching fierce lip-syncing routines while gulping down $3-vodka drinks amid pulsating music, strobe lights and colorful lasers.
“It’s great again,” said Derek Chavis, a 33-year-old Mount Vernon resident.Read more
Grand Central, possibly Baltimore’s largest gay nightclub, has been sold.
Former owner Don Davis confirmed the sale of the 15,000-square-foot property at 1001-1003 N. Charles St. Monday afternoon.
The Mount Vernon property was sold to Baltimore-based Landmark Partners for $1.4 million, Davis said. Davis originally asked for $1.85 million.Read more
As a teenager in New York, Florence Woolston hooked school to answer an ad for girls who wanted to be in the movies. She got the job, spent three weeks doing extra work, and got seriously bitten by the showbiz bug. By the time she was 16, using the name Sandra Ellis, she was performing in front of audiences full-time.
“I made up my mind that I wanted to go on the stage,” she says.Read more
Two Frederick-based companies are seeking permission to market a cannabis-infused non-alcoholic beer in Maryland for patients approved to use medical marijuana.
Called Hop Chronic, the Indian pale ale would be a joint venture of Flying Dog Brewery and Green Leaf Medical Cannabis.Read more